Nov 30, 2012

The term "fiscal cliff" has been coined to describe a combination of expiring tax cuts and across-the-board government spending cuts scheduled to become effective on Dec. 31, 2012, events that many economists fear would have a detrimental effect on an already shaky economy. But fiscal cliff wasn't the only suggestion that was tossed around...

Other Names Considered Before Settling on the Term "Fiscal Cliff"

—Fiscal Norm (NORM!) (Brandon)

—Congressional Whoopsie (Mike)

—Boehner's Boner (Matt)

—Weekend at Bernanke's (Joe)

—Fiscal Clif (Brought to you by Clif Bars) (Dan)

—Nude Boobs and Free Weed (on the hope that maybe people wouldn't be so negative about it) (Jameson)

—Blah Blah Economy Blah (figuring that's what most Americans hear anyway) (Tenessa)

—Natural Consequences That We All Knew Were Coming Because of the Previous Budget Agreement (Mike)

—The Grover Norquist Titty Twist (Matt)

—Money Bad Times (Dan)

—Arli$$ (Jameson)

—Tebow Economy (Mike)

—Cash Fjord (Brandon)

—Brother, Can You Spare 160 Trillion Dimes? (Joe)

—Rascal Flatts (Tenessa)

—Financial Shitburger (Mike)

—The Day We Hype As Being the End of the Universe So Everyone Pays Attention to Congress and Then Doesn't Matter Because We'll Just Vote to Put It Off for a Couple Years Anyway (Matt)

—The Money Pit 2 (Dan)

—Less Simpson, More Bowles (Jameson)

—Fiscal Gentle Slope Down a Rolling Hill Into an Moderately Uncomfortable Valley (Mike)

—Mo' Taxes, Mo' Problems (Dan)

—Ohh Yeah, the Taxes! The Finger Thing Means the Taxes! (Jameson)

—Pecuniary Precipice (Mike)

—The Last Time We, Your Elected Representatives, Will Shirk Our Legislative Duties and Devolve Into Petty Partisan Bickering – We Mean It This Time! (Jameson)

—We're Fucked (Mike)

Baron von Contributors: Tenessa Gemelke, Brandon Kruse, Matt Kruse, Dan Lee, Joe Mulder, Jameson Simmons, Mike Wagner

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